As the popular children's song explains, everyone should hail to the bus driver, mostly because he wields absolute power over homeroom tardiness and whether or not to stop for french fries on a field trip. Salute your vehicular operator with today's Groupon to Tourmobile Sightseeing. Choose from the following four options:
- For $16, you get one adult ticket for the Washington & Arlington National Cemetery Tour (a $32 value).
- For $8, you get one children's ticket (ages 3–11) for the Washington & Arlington National Cemetery Tour ticket (a $16 value).
- For $15, you get one adult ticket for the Twilight Tour (a $30 value).
- For $7, you get one children's ticket (ages 3–11) for the Twilight Tour (a $15 value).
During each outing, Tourmobile’s guides flood their guests' ear canals with relevant and fascinating facts, history, and contextual insights into citywide and nationwide happenings. From the comforts of a slow-coasting bus, passengers take in the sights, sounds, and surrounding charm of the area's heartily historical sights. Tours take off from ticket-booth locations throughout the area.
The Washington & Arlington National Cemetery Tour rolls along a memorial-laden route through the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery, halting at myriad interest points for passengers to de-board, linger, and re-board at their leisure throughout the day. Curious passengers glide to the Capitol, the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. In the event that rubberneckers miss a sight along the way, the Tourmobile staffers can swiftly gift passengers a free repeat tour on the next day (when available).
The three-hour Twilight Tour (7 p.m. daily through Labor Day) rolls through DC as the sun departs the sky, framing sights within a cascading array of vibrant hues. Erudite guides narrate more than 40 sights along the National Mall, peppering their speeches with intriguing anecdotes, facts, and pinches of saffron. Timed visits at major stops, such as the Jefferson Memorial, enable passengers to glean a more in-depth understanding and appreciation for masonry.